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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London South East: Tulse Hill Rockets

About the team

Track was at Upper Tulse Hill, Norwood SE24.

Built by the local riders, one of which was Brian Melville.

Raced in the South East London League.

Club General Manager: G.J. Sheppard.

Team Manager: Mr A. Petken.

Club Secretary: Mrs R.D. Sheppard, 11A Upper Tulse Hill, Brixton Hill SW2.

Interesting Facts.

At the Grand Opening of the new track, Brian Melville had a bad accident, being knocked out in the process, and badly gashing his arm, eventually waking up at his Team Managers house. As captain of the team, he was due to be presented with the cup by PC49, a big radio star of the time, but due to his mishap missed out on the occasion. One of Brian's main claims to fame was being selected to ride at New Cross Speedway track, giving a demonstration of Cycle Speedway during a meeting.

Speedway Riders.

Ron Swaine rode for Swindon and Exeter.


  • Bernie Cable
  • T. Fryer
  • R. Gray
  • Brian Jarrett
  • H. Long
  • M. McDonald
  • J. Martin
  • Brian Melville(capt)
  • N. Shaw
  • B. Smith
  • B. Snow
  • F. Sumner(capt)
  • Ron Swaine
  • B. Terry